Having left the mine at Babbitt, MN a few hours ago, the loads of taconite rock are almost to Silver Bay, MN and the processing plant located there.
After running around it's train of loads due to track constraints at Alexander, Engine 113 is shoving the cars north to the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad interchange.
The beans are doing good, and glad its not Corn as there no shot with corn.
The first pull of taconite "fines" heads west through Murphy City early in the morning. After dropping the loads off at Trow siding, the Fs will return to the Tunnel siding to pick up more loads.
Manufacturers Railway Company SW 1500 # 255 works to load grain cars, at the Tr-City Regional Port District Mid-Coast Terminal on Saturday, April 23, 2008. The towboat Ernie T. Wellhausen is in fo... (more)
Crude taconite train rolls east for Silver Bay with a leased Alaska GP40-2 in the consist.